Grounded theory in conference papers - Computer Science (2011)

Abadi, M.K. & Alsop, G. (2011). "Studying the learning of programming using grounded theory to support activity theory". In: Proceedings of ALT-C 2011 Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate. 5-8 September 2011, University of Leeds, UK.

Dorairaj, S., et al. (2011). "Bridging cultural differences: a grounded theory perspective". In: Proceeding of the 4th India Software Engineering Conference. ISEC ’11, February 23-27, 2011 Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Foster, D., et al. (2011). "Using grounded theory to inform the design of energy interventions for the workplace". In: Digital Engagement 2011, November 15th-17th, Newcastle, UK.

Müller, B. & Olbrich, S. (2011). "The Artifact’s Theory – A Grounded Theory Perspective on Design Science Research". In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, 16-18 February 2011, Zurich, Switzerland. Paper 55. 

An oncoming Grounded Theory book

Oktay,  J.S. Grounded Theory. Oxford University Press.
Dec 2011,  Not Yet Published
ISBN13: 978-0-19-975369-7
ISBN10: 0-19-975369-5

It's one of the Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods.

Grounded theory in books - Business studies (2003)

Berson, Y., et al. (2003). "Level specification: using trianulation in a grounded theory approach to construct validation". In: Dansereau, F. & Yammarino, F.J. (eds). Multi-level Issues in Organizational Behavior and Strategy. pp: 82-112. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science.

Gephart, R.P., Jr (2003). "Grounded theory and the integration of qualitative and quantitative research". In: Dansereau, F. & Yammarino, F.J. (eds). Multi-level Issues in Organizational Behavior and Strategy. pp: 113-125. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science.

Parry, K.W. (2003). "How? And Why? Theory emergence and using the grounded theory method to determine levels of analysis". In: Dansereau, F. & Yammarino, F.J. (eds). Multi-level Issues in Organizational Behavior and Strategy. pp: 127-141. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science.

Berson, Y., et al. (2003). "Going deeper into building a grounded theory approach: from verification to discovery". In: Dansereau, F. & Yammarino, F.J. (eds). Multi-level Issues in Organizational Behavior and Strategy. pp: 143-151. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science.

Reflection on the terms of "triangulation" and "grounded-theory"

Rebecca Hogue wrote on her blog about her understanding of constructivism, particularly, she explained two important terms in research methodology: "triangulation" and "grounded-theory"

I didn't quite get it when she said "I think the image in my brain this week should be of my brain exploding into three pieces – the world-view piece, the learning theory piece, and the research piece." For me, with different views of the world (philosophic background), we defined methodologies broadly as quantitative or qualitative.

btw, her journey around the world without airplanes is pretty cool!

A very useful reference to the qualitative research methodology

Bloor, M. & Wood, F. (2006). Keywords in Qualitative Methods: A Vocabulary of Research Concepts. London: Sage.

This book is a very useful reference guide to qualitative researchers. Read Grounded Theory, pp.95-98.

Reflection on grounded theory use

Christoph Treude reflected his expereince of undertaking a grounded theory research study: "On using grounded theory in software engineering research". This is a very good post.

If Christoph is writing a journal article based on this post, writing more about two aspects will benefit readers:
  • He noted "One of the challenges is to abstract the core category to the right level." By my experience, core category will emerge and main categories get saturated at different levels in the coding process. As different research has its own design, showing code and category examples will help readers to understand what means "abstract the core category to the right level". How can we abstract a category to the righ level and how do we know it's the right level?
  • He also mentioned "After trying several tools (after all, as a Computer Science student I’d like to believe that computers can solve complex editing and annotation tasks), I gave up, printed all the data in font size 8, and went back to using pen and paper." It sounds interesting. I know some researchers didn't use qualitative data analysis software. I'm wondering what are the pros and cons between manual date analysis and software assisted data analysis. Is it only relevant to an individual's preference?
(The grounded theory ideas/discussions on Lennie Irvin’s blog are also useful for researchers. )

Grounded Theory in Qualitative Research book

Flick, U.,  von Kardorff, E., Steinke, I. (eds). (2000). A Comppanion to Qualitative Research, Rowohlt Ttaschenbuch Verlag GmbH, Reinbek bei Hamburg. Translated by Bryan Jenner, 2004, London: SAGE.

In this book, chapters related to Grounded Theory are:
Chapter 2.1 Anselm Strauss (by Bruno Hildenbrand)
Chapter 5.13 Theoretical Coding: Text Analysis in Grounded Theory (by Andreas Böhm)
Chapter 6.6 The Art of Procedure, Methodological Innovation and Theory-formation in Qualitative Research (by Alexandre Mètraux)